Before & After: Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal!


On Friday, I shared with you a sneak peek of a recently completed master bedroom makeover…and today, I’m going to share with you the room in it’s entirety!  This particular client felt as though her & her husband’s master bedroom was dark and drab… She indicated that she wanted the look to be a sophisticated mix of cool neutrals with a touch of glam.

So, here is her bedroom in it’s original state of olive greens and browns…

Master Bedroom Before


Master Bedroom Before


And here is their bedroom now!


A nailhead trimmed linen headboard paired with custom bedding, powder grey walls, sea fan wall art, mercury glass lamps and a sparkling chandelier…all ingredients for a sophisticated master bedroom!

Recognize the bedding from this post?

Notice the porthole mirrors which I posted about several weeks ago HERE




Thanks again to my clients for being so great to work with! What a fun project this was!

And another great big thank you to Jay of Jay Davis Photography for photographing the room!

*Out of respect to my paying clients, I decline to share specific sources for my designs*



  • Magen

    Ahh, I can’t even stand to look at my before pictures!! Emily, you definitely made our master bedroom beautiful and a place we love to relax in. You were such a joy to work with (incredibly talented) and can’t wait to have a reason to work with you again!

    June 27, 2011
  • Amy S.

    Emily!! First of all, I LOVE YOUR BLOG! And I love this master re-do! You are very talented. Wish I lived in Dallas so you could come do my house. Keep up the inspiring work!

    Amy S. (from NYC)

    June 27, 2011
  • Carrie

    WOW! What a difference! You did a great job, I’m sure your client is very happy!

    June 27, 2011
  • Wow Emily this room is stunning. Great job.

    June 27, 2011
  • Emily! I looks beautiful. Great job!

    June 27, 2011
  • Where’d you get the bed? I’ve been looking for a new one for my master and love what you’ve done. I’ve seen similar at Pottery Barn and in the Ballard Designs catalog.

    Thanks! Great blog!

    June 27, 2011
  • GORGEOUS. I love it all. It really flows so nicely and is so sophisticated. Do you mind sharing the paint color?

    June 27, 2011
  • Seema

    Stunning. What an elegant, sophisticated retreat. And not overly feminine because, oh yeah, this is a guy’s room too.;) This belongs in a magazine. Beautiful job em!

    June 27, 2011
  • Karen

    Emily, I love everything about the room. From the porthole mirrors, sunburst mirror and chandelier, to the small details like the silver tray and flowers. They all make the room cozy and sophisticated. Beautifully done.

    June 27, 2011
  • Patty Jenkins

    Absolutely gorgeous room!!! You are so talented — I’m keeping a file of ideas I especially like to incorporate into my own home.


    June 27, 2011
  • What a wonderful room! Great change and I love the bed.


    June 27, 2011
  • Sham

    This is beautiful! Great job!

    June 27, 2011
  • Jerri C

    Beautiful! Please, please share the paint color. I have 20+ samples of grey and greige and can’t find the perfect powder grey. Thanks!!

    June 27, 2011
  • kelley

    what in the world??!! this is amazing!!

    June 27, 2011
  • seema

    oh and i forgot to mention…the crown moulding is EXquisite!

    June 27, 2011
  • omg.. wow! This is incredible! I think the mirrors are the best part. Actually it’s all great!

    June 27, 2011
  • This room is so calm & serene. A perfect place to rest! I’m enjoying your blog so much. Thanks for being so inspiring!

    Warmly, Michelle

    June 27, 2011
  • Emily…looks great. So much more pulled together. Love the colors, that is one of my favorite fabrics.

    June 27, 2011
  • LOVE!!! and I didn’t even notice the awesome crown molding before!!
    Great job, Emily! Where is the mirror from??

    June 27, 2011
  • EMILY!!!! Girl its beautiful!!! pure elegance. I am sure your client cant stop smiling! And that chandelier really makes the room.

    June 27, 2011
  • Michele (Long Island, NY)

    This is one of the most beautiful bedrooms I have ever seen!!! It is so elegant and warm. Love the fabrics! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog and all your designs. I get giddy when I see a new post in my inbox. Wish I lived near Dallas. You are definitely an inspiration!

    June 27, 2011
  • Kimberly

    Love it!!! Very elegant but still cozy, and I love how all the colors really ‘pop’ next to each other!!
    * If I can ask- what is the paint color on the walls?

    June 27, 2011
  • This looks amazing!!! I love the grouping of three mirrors above the bed. The whole room looks fantastic though, great job!

    June 28, 2011
  • Julie Coleman

    I LOVE it!! You did such a great job!

    June 28, 2011
  • Thanks to everyone for the comments!! I will share the paint color as I have used it in previous projects…it is Behr Ashes…one of my faves!

    Emily Hewett

    June 29, 2011
    • Ruth Mills

      Love everything you put your hands on!!! Tried to email you to get a price for a color board for my daughter since we don’t live local. But it wouldn’t go through on my end. If you could send me that information I would really appreciate it. Thanks

      December 28, 2012
  • Maureen

    Wow! Looks beautiful! Very relaxing retreat you have created for your clients. Thanks for sharing

    June 30, 2011
  • Leslie Gore

    Amazing!!!!!!!!! This is truly breathtaking! Emily, you are so talented and I KNOW this client feels so blessed for your help! It’s straight from a decorating magazine! Love it!

    July 03, 2011
  • Emily

    Hello Emily,
    I love this bedroom! Can you tell me where or who makes this bed and the color linen fabric you used?
    Thanks for sharing!

    March 12, 2012
  • Rysse

    Love the room. Where can i find that round pillow on the bed? Absolutely have to have that!!

    March 18, 2012
  • Elaine Neumann

    I love the clean style and color. Significant difference with just a few changes.

    March 21, 2012
  • Jodie

    Where is the bedding from? It’s beautiful!

    April 15, 2012
    • Thank you… it is custom bedding

      July 01, 2012
  • Sarah

    Could you please share where you found the picture frame with the gold trim on the dresser? It is just darling! Thanks!

    May 11, 2012
  • Maria

    Hey there! Room looks terrific – wondering please if you could tell me the manufacturer’s name of the upholstered nail head bed you feature in this remodel. Thanks tons…

    May 27, 2012
  • Stephanie

    LOVE this room!! Ive never bought curtains… These (hopefully) will be my first curtain purchase && I want them to be perfect! Which these are!! So can I ask, where did u get them?
    Thank you!

    May 29, 2012
  • Monica

    Can you share where you got the cutains and bedding? This is gorgeous!

    June 12, 2012
    • Thank you! They were all custom…

      June 12, 2012

    I’m literally speachless. This room looks amazing. I love how all the colours seem to go together. I love the cushions and the throw!!

    June 30, 2012
  • Erika

    I love how everything about this room. You did an amazing job accessorizing and you truly have a gift for it. You mixed metals and textures and made it beautifully harmonious. This is really a show stopper of a room that everyone seems to be pinning on pinterest. Where did you find the mirror if I may ask?

    July 16, 2012
    • Thank you!! The mirror was a HomeGoods find…

      August 01, 2012
  • kristin

    I’m obsessed with this room!! I absolutely love the headboard, night stand, and dresser! Can you share with me where you purchased these? I would love these pieces for our master :) Amazing room! Your work is beautiful

    August 05, 2012
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    August 09, 2012
  • Ellie

    Hi Emily, you have gorgeous home. Where did you get the circular mirrors? I love those, I must have. Thanks

    August 28, 2012
  • Lindsay

    This is the bed of my dreams! Exactly what I’ve been describing, where is it from?? Thanks!

    November 02, 2012
    • Thank you…The bedding is custom

      November 05, 2012
  • Angie

    I know you mention several times the bedding was custom =) Can you share where you bought the fabric? I’m wondering if it can be ordered online. Also is that a Duvet that was made? Beautiful!

    November 08, 2012
  • julie

    BEAUTIFUL…..I love all of the details! Where can I purchase drapes like the ones in the picture.

    November 26, 2012
  • Vickie

    Can you tell me where you found the fabric? Even the brand would be helpful. I absolutely LOVE this bedroom!!!

    January 07, 2013
  • Tobbie

    Came across this and all I can say is…Love, love, love!! Can you tell me where the bed and furniture pieces are from? Thank you

    It’s gorgeous!

    February 22, 2013
  • Selh05

    I love the mercury glass lamps! Gorgeous!!!

    March 26, 2013
  • Amy

    Love your blog! Quick question, is the paisley fabric at the end of the bed a duvet cover over a feather bed or just a blanket? Do the gray square pillows have a slip cover, if you remember.

    April 29, 2013
    • Thank you! All of the bedding was actually custom made. It is a duvet cover at the end of the bed.

      April 29, 2013
  • Sara

    Hi Emily, I was wondering if you could tell me where you got your chandelier for your bedroom? I love looking at your designs!

    June 05, 2013
    • I got it from Home Depot about 2 yrs ago… but it’s been discontinued since then

      June 05, 2013
  • Chris

    Love your work!

    June 16, 2015
  • Emily,

    I was browsing and happen to see your magic. You gave me an idea with the powder grey walls. I began looking at paints and couldn’t find it. Would you share with me where I might find this perfect grey? Thanks, Barbara

    August 24, 2015
    • Thank you…due to client contracts we are unable to share sources

      September 03, 2015

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